Love The SAT!

Austin, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

That's easy! We are trusted - we are fun - we are highly specialized - we get tons of recommendations - we are popular - we are cool - we are the best at SAT and ACT prep!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We find new reasons to love our job every day! A few answers collected from around the office are: Making kids laugh in the middle of the lesson; Getting emails from successful students; Hearing the relief in a parent's voice when we make a plan; Meeting kids for their first lesson!

Location

Austin, TX 78759

Background check

Complete

Years in business

6

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

23

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Maria B. Feb 1, 2016
    According to Jenny, Chris is a genius! He's smart and funny and makes the SAT tutoring fun. As a parent, that's all I can ask for. Thanks!
    The Love the SAT! T. Feb 2, 2016

    Thank you so much Maria for taking the time to leave this review!! We were so proud to read this feedback for our tutor Christopher Bakka who is one of our awesome SAT/ACT teachers! We agree, he is quite brilliant and fun to work with ;) Let us know what else you need!!

  • Misty T. Oct 3, 2015
  • Mark M. Jul 11, 2015
    small class size was good, but we did not get the results that we expected (only 50 point increase)
    The Love the SAT! T. Jul 13, 2015

    Hi Mark! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review :) We're very happy to hear that your student was seeing positive improvement in her score after taking one of our small classes. We'd highly recommend she stick with it and keep pushing for more points! With such a giant test (about 4 hours long and over 70 topics), it's really the long-term study plan that will succeed the best. Many of our students come back after small-group class to spend more time with one of our private tutors, and find that the class has given them an excellent foundation to gain hundreds of points in the future with continued study. Sometimes it just takes a little extra patience, but the results will come. Hope she's been studying her vocab and free reading over summer and please contact us to set up some private tutoring to help her stay motivated! Best of luck and we enjoyed having her! :)

  • Jan G. Nov 5, 2013
    Love the SAT with Christian was exactly what we needed for our fist kid going through the process. Christian would fit each time he met with our daughter to her specific needs. He would look at her recent scores on testing efforts and would work with her till her scores in everything stated to climb. He was patient and thorough and never made our daughter feel anything but optimistic about her chances of getting her scores to the level she needed them to be to gain admittance to the college of her choice. Now she is a happy freshman at the University of Texas at Austin and we will definitely use Love the SAT for our next two up and coming college applicants.
  • Shelby N. Nov 4, 2013
    Christian Heath is literally one of thee most intellectual human beings I have ever gotten to know in my life. His way of thinking surpasses anyone I know and his astounding knowledge of the SATs, what CollegeBoard is looking for, and how to beat the system increased my SAT score dramatically! I couldn't be more thankful for his incredible smarts, his unique teaching patterns, and his compelling thoughts about the SATs!
  • Moshe K. Nov 4, 2013
    Went to multiple classes before coming to Christian for help. With fewer classes I learned more in Christian's tutoring sessions than I did in any class I took before.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes! Our team - especially our SAT and ACT tutors - are always up-to-date on the latest testing information and tutoring methods. We continually seek out the newest tips, tricks, and strategies so that we can share them with our students. Our tutors work together to continually improve their skills: we run advanced trainings, tutor shadowing, group meetings, and discussions of best teaching practices. We also add to our company library every month, seeking out and learning from the best books and guides in the industry, so that your student always gets the most current test prep information available. Our knowledge of the SAT, ACT, and test prep field are second-to-none, and we work every day to stay on top of an ever-changing and competitive field.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Overall pricing for SAT and ACT prep can vary widely depending on family goals, budget, and timeframe. We encourage you to plan for the long-term: book SAT or ACT tutoring packages of 12 to 16 lessons, so that you can reserve your slots ahead of time and have the necessary time to study and absorb all the test-prep info we have for you. However, many families prefer a more month-to-month style commitment, in which case it can be effective to book and schedule tutoring in 4-lesson packages.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Each instructor at Love the SAT became a test-prep tutor for his or her own reasons, but each of us loves to teach, loves to learn, and loves a good challenge. SAT and ACT tutoring is actually very, very fun and challenging when a teacher's personality is a fit for the job. All of our tutors gravitate towards the excitement and satisfaction of results-oriented tutoring with gifted and ambitious kids and students - and that's why we're here!
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work every week with parents and students at all levels. Our team has significant experience with the following services: -advising parents and students on SAT and ACT prep. - SAT tutoring from a very low starting score. - SAT score for "typical" students in the average score range. - SAT elite tutoring for students in the highest score ranges already. We also know how to transfer our knowledge to ACT testing: - private ACT tutoring in Austin, TX. - ACT test prep from beginner to expert-level. We host practice tests at our office every weekend. - SAT practice testing. - ACT practice testing. We offer online tutoring, as well: - Private SAT online tutoring. - Private ACT online tutoring. - Private SAT 2 Literature Subject Test online tutoring.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Even if you're still deciding between the SAT or ACT, the most important thing is to get started. You can always take a break or finish early, but you can NEVER go back and create more time.